Plaque

Dame Margot Fonteyn - WC2

Erection date: 7/6/2016

Inscription

Dame Margot Fonteyn 1919 - 1991 prima ballerina assoluta lived here in flat 9.
English Heritage

Plaque unveiled by Darcey Bussell. 'Prima Ballerina Assoluta' is a title, normally given by the ballet company, that is rarely conferred, and only to the most outstanding of dancers, Anna Pavlova being another. Some considered Bussell also to be in that league.

Site: Dame Margot Fonteyn - WC2 (1 memorial)

WC2, Long Acre, 118

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

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Dame Margot Fonteyn - WC2

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Dame Margot Fonteyn

Prima ballerina assoluta.  Born Reigate as Margaret Hookham. As a child lived...

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Darcey Bussell

Ballerina. Dame Darcey Andrea Bussell, DBE was born Marnie Mercedes Darcey Pe...

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